Morgan Stanley Tops Institutional Investor’s All-Asia Research Rankings for the 10th Consecutive Year

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that the Firm has again topped Institutional Investor magazine’s All-Asia Research Team annual rankings. This sets a new record for the industry as the first bank to maintain the lead position for 10 consecutive years in the Asia survey’s more than 30-year history.

The Institutional Investor survey ranks the region’s sell-side analysts by polling about 3,300 buy-side investment professionals at more than 400 institutions.

For 2024, Morgan Stanley’s Asia Research teams ranked in every one of the survey’s 36 categories; 13 teams ranked #1, 11 teams ranked #2, and seven teams ranked #3 – totaling 31 teams ranked among the top three. The poll covers Asia ex-Japan.

“This is a testament to the consistency and continued excellence of our Research franchise. We are committed to providing our clients with unique alpha-generating insights,” said Gokul Laroia, CEO of Asia and Co-Head of Global Equities, Morgan Stanley.

“What sets us apart are our people, product, and platform,” said Magdalena Stoklosa, Director of Pan Asia Research, Morgan Stanley, reflecting on a decade of success. “Our culture of collaboration drives our global voice across macro, sector, and cross-asset themes, further strengthening our position as the thought leader for investors. By investing in AI, digital, and data, we are continuously enhancing our platform to deliver best-in-class services to clients and empower our team.”

“We are proud to be recognized once again, and we thank our clients for their ongoing support and engagement,” Ms. Stoklosa added.

Morgan Stanley Research’s range of industry-leading products – Blue Papers, Foundations, Insights, Ideas, and Updates – provides clients with differentiated content, ranging from deep-dive, long shelf-life pieces to shorter, more actionable reports.

According to the Institutional Investor survey, Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific Research continued to perform strongly across markets, sectors, and macro/strategy. Morgan Stanley ranked #1 in Economics, Equity Strategy, Quantitative, and Thematic. Among markets, the Firm ranked #1 in Australia/New Zealand, China, and Taiwan. By sector, Morgan Stanley ranked #1 in Gaming & Lodging, Internet, Technology Hardware, Technology IT Services & Software, Technology Semiconductors, and Telecommunications.